Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships
Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships help communties expand high-quality early learning opportunities in the years before preschool. The partnerhips work to increase the number of Early Head Start (EHS) programs and child care providers that can meet the highest standards of quality for infants and toddlers.
The EHS-CC Partnerhisp initiative also brings together the strengths of EHS and child care through layersing of funding, providing comprehensive and continuous services to low-income families of infants and toddlers. Integrating EHS comprehensive services and resources into the array of traditional child care and family child care settings creates new opportunities to improve outcomes for this age group.
The following resources provide CCDF Lead Agencies, Head Start grantees, and child care programs information and resources to support EHS-CC Partnerships.
This document highlights 10 specific areas of CCDF policy that can support EHS-CC Partnership efforts.
These resources provide information about promising practices to support children and their families within EHS-CC Partnerships.
This page describes and links to the Cost Estimation Tool for EHS-CC Partnership Services as well as related materials.
This tool helps user find agency contact information and state and territory child care licensing regulations, including regulations for centers and FCC homes.
This resource shares strategies and examples for early childhood professionals to promote the use of child care subsidies among families in EHS-CC Partnerships.
This resource focuses on local partnerships between EHS grantees and child care centers and FCC homes to better meet the needs of infants and toddlers.
Read findings, assessments, and reports about the benefits of successful collaborations between Head Start programs, and child care providers.
This brief summarizes state policy development and implications for the effective implementationof EHS-CC partnerships.
This resource provides examples, links to resources, and systems building concepts leading to implementation of effective early childhood systems.